Plant Success Associate PhD student (now Associate Postdoctoral Researcher), Kate Johnson recorded a series for the That’s What I Call Science radio show/podcast called ‘Tassie Plant People’ in which she interviews members of the Centre for Plant Success about their research. EPISODE 147: Chief Investigator and UTAS Node Leader, Professor Tim Brodribb. Feeding the world, fieldwork in wild forests, navigating
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture is pleased to share with you our 2021 Annual Report. Find out more about our Centre, research, community, and performance. Read more
True “transdisciplinarity” is starting to take form in the Centre – and I think it’s great! A major challenge in the plant/crop science communities has been to enhance the ability of scientists operating at differing scales of biological organization to connect their efforts. We have not been able to capture well the nexus between molecular and ecophysiological understanding and concepts
This article from Chief Investigators Brad Sherman and Robert Henry, explores some of the challenges to existing legal schemes developed to regulate plant genetic resources and the need for compromise when developing policy. Over time, a complex web of international legal agreements has been developed that regulate the access, transfer, and use of plant genetic resources. In doing so, policy
This journal article from Associate PhD Student Kate Johnson, Chief Investigator Tim Brodribb and colleague Christopher Lucani, involved monitoring a drought-resistant conifer, Callitris rhomboidea (Oyster Bay pine), to better understand how trees become damaged during drought events. Drought kills trees of all species and ages, and there is knowledge gap around the mechanisms driving drought-induced tree death. Trees play a
This journal article from Postdoctoral Researcher Owen Powell, Associate Investigator Kai Voss-Fels and Chief Investigators David Jordan, Graeme Hammer and Mark Cooper explores the ability of novel methods to improve the prediction of plant traits across environments, breeding cycles, and populations. Predicting plant traits becomes more difficult whenever interactions among genes (GxG) and between genes and the environment (GxE) result
Plant Success Associate Investigator, Associate Professor Rachael Gallager was recently interviewed by the Avid Research podcast in an episode titled “What’s it like to be a plant ecologist and conservationist?”. Rachael discusses what it’s like to be a plant ecologist working to understand the impact of global changes on plant health, distribution and range, and much more! LISTEN ON THE
Following a successful application developed by PhD candidate Kate Johnson, a group of researchers affiliated with the Centre for Plant Success including fellow PhD candidates Beatrice Harrison-Day, Vanessa Tonet, and Ibrahim Bourbia, along with Dr Chris Blackman and Prof. Tim Brodribb, travelled to the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne to access its high-resolution Imaging and Medical Beamline (IMBL). With support from
My research interest is in beneficial symbioses between plant roots and nutrient-acquiring microbes. The Centre for Plant Success is enabling me to connect this underground world to other aspects of plant success by collaborating with Centre members, including the role of symbioses in crops and water relations. Being part of the Centre, one of the things I am proud of
Welcome to our first newsletter of 2022. I was fortunate to have an extended break to welcome in the New Year, with time to relax and unwind. As I reflect on 2021 and the year ahead however, I wanted to acknowledge that I am not starting off as mentally refreshed as I normally would. Given the start to the year here